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Sept. 29, 2003

IWP Writers Preview IWP Festival With Oct. 8 Panel Discussion

Foreign writers participating in the International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa will be joined by multi-media artist Chris Cozier to address "Landscape and Literature" in a free panel discussion at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Iowa City Public Library.

The panel will be a warm-up for the Annual International Writing Program Festival, "Landscape and Literature," which will take place Oct. 10-12.

The writers will address questions including: How do art and nature intersect? How do memory and imagination transform a terrain? How do settings inspire stories and poems? What meanings are exchanged between our landscapes and our interiors, and where is the balance between private and public space?

Brief prepared presentations will be offered by Korean poet and translator Ethan W. Kim, Mongolian poet and scholar L. Dashnyam, German poet Matthias Goeritz, Irish non-fiction writer Paddy Woodworth, fiction writer Gregory Norminton from the United Kingdom and Trinidad sculptor, video artist and critic Cozier, who is an artist-in-residence at the UI Museum of Art. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.

Biographies of the participating writers-in-residence are available at

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